Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Are The First Signs Of Liver Damage

Share
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
2 doctors shared insights

Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


2

2
What are the first symptoms of liver damage from alcohol?

What are the first symptoms of liver damage from alcohol?

Alcohol: Effects depend on the amount consumed. Small to moderate consumption causes reduced risks of blood clots , stone formation , diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis. Large consumption causes impaired memory & vision, anemia, cardiomyopathy, hepatitis, cancer mouth/esophagus, gastritis, pancreatitis, diabetes type 2, depression, anxiety, psychosis, insomnia, panic, cravings. ...Read more

3

3
What are the physical signs of liver damage?

All show late: Bloodwork shows liver injury much earlier than physical signs, which can include: dry / rough skin; yellow coloration (jaundice); altered mental status; prominent blood vessels around belly button; swollen neck veins; easy bruising/bleeding; abdomen distension (ascites); stool changes (color / consistency); day/night sleep reversal... ...Read more

5

5
What are the first signs of liver disease from drinking?

What are the first signs of liver disease from drinking?

Most common: none.: The liver is most regenerative organ in the body, which means it can take a beating for years, and remains fully able to do its work of digestion, metablism, detoxifying. "early" sx of alcoholic liver disease may be fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, jaundice, dark urine, pale stool, ascites (fluid in abdomen), itchy skin. Unfortunately, it's likely already in an advanced stage. Stop, now! ...Read more

6

6
What are the signs of a damaged liver from alcohol?

What are the signs of a damaged liver from alcohol?

Many...: There are many manifestations of liver disease. They include skin findings of jaundice, red "spiders" skin spots, red palms, bruising; lab abnormalities e.g. Elevated lfts, low platelets, low albumin, elevated inr; and abnormal imaging of the liver with us, ct or mri. See your doctor if you are concerned. Good luck! ...Read more

8

8
What are the last stages of liver damage?

What are the last stages of liver damage?

Cirrhosis: The last stage of liver damage is cirrhosis of the liver with portal hypertension, varices, ascites and liver failure with elevated bilirubin, liver enzymes, ammonia level ane prothrombin time. This then leads to death from liver failure. ...Read more

9

9
What are the symptoms and signs of kidney damage?

What are the symptoms and signs of kidney damage?

Good question: You should be concerned and seek medical help if you have diminished urine output, you are swelling and gaining weight, you have headaches due to high blood pressure, visual changes, have blood in the urine or difficulty urinating, foul smelling urine, pain in your sides etc.. The list is longer, but these are the most common symptoms. ...Read more

10

10
What are the signs of liver dehydration?

What are the signs of liver dehydration?

Dehydration: Dehydration will cause liver damage but there is no such thing as liver dehydration. Liver damage can cause clotting factor problems leading to bleeding. Also ammonia levels can be elevated and cause liver failure. ...Read more

12

12
What are the symptoms of liver laceration?

What are the symptoms of liver laceration?

See below: Pain is the most common symptom. This is due to bleeding. If the live capsule is intact the bleeding will be contained in the liver and the pain will be focused in the right upper abdomen. If the capsule is torn the bleeding will be throughout the abdomen and the pain will be more diffuse. Other symptoms could be fast heartbeat, shortness of breath, pale skin, blacking out, decreased urine. ...Read more

14

14
What are some early signs of liver damage?

What are some early signs of liver damage?

Can be subtle: The liver can suffer a lot of damage before it becomes apparent that something is wrong, which is why it is so important to be screened for common causes, like hepatitis b and c, while you feel normal. Often early symptoms are fatigue and just not feeling well. Later symptoms of advanced cirrhosis (severe scarring) include easy bleeding, swelling, yellow skin or eyes, breasts in men, etc. ...Read more

15

15
What are the signs of liver failure because your an alcoholic?

Alcohol liver dz.: Sxs of liver disease due to alcoholism may include: nausea, vomiting, drop in appetite, weight loss, abdominal pain & bloating, yellowing of skin & eyes, itching, numbness of legs/ feet, memory problems, cognitive difficulties, depression, fatigue & thirst. If you have these sxs - please get immediate medical help. You can work with an addiction medicine specialist & alcoholics anonymous. ...Read more

17

17
What is the first sign of liver damage from medication?

What is the first sign of liver damage from medication?

Blood tests: You definitely want to catch damage before there are any signs of damage. Thus anyone prescribing medication that can be harmful to the liver will recommend regular blood testing to watch for any liver troubles. ...Read more

18

18
What are the symptoms of liver failure?

What are the symptoms of liver failure?

Many: Progressive weakness, loss of weight, changing mental status, fluid retention in the belly and legs, yellow of the eyes, vomit of blood or in stool....Any or all of these can be present. ...Read more

19

19
What are the sympotms of kidney damage?

What are the sympotms of kidney damage?

Mostly no symptoms: Chronic kidney disease may not have any symptoms until late stage. Acute kidney injury- decreased urine output. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
What are symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

What are symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

This depends: as Patients with compensated cirrhosis may have no symptoms. However, by the time symptoms develop they have what is called decompensated cirrhosis and can develop abdominal distention from development of abdominal ascites, lower extremity edema, yellowing of the yes, gastrointestinal bleeding from esophageal or gastric varices, confusion or coma, muscle mass loss, infections etc. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer